Saturday, August 06, 2005

Two more, including a Brucie Bonus. 188 species in total

Having missed the species at the same site back in January, it was good to get a second bite at the cherry at Ibsley Water today - the GREAT WHITE EGRET was not too hard to find, wading about in a good looking muddy area with a few Little Egrets. A not completely unexpected (but pleasantly surprising) bonus bird was a juvenile Black Tern over the same pit. Also around the gravel pits were three Green Sandpipers, an LRP, a few Common Terns and very large numbers of Sand Martins, Grey Herons and Mute Swans. 100km under the belt today, making it a total of 3140km so far!